Strictly Come Dancing, 2013, Week 9 Results

Strictly Come Dancing, Week 9 Results

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Strictly opens with Bruno and Craig “baking a cake” as the professional dancers enter a sweet, fluffy candy blast, complete with Artem, Aljaz and Kevin baking in oven mitts. James and Anton wheel on the cake as out pops Tory baker Mary Berry. (She wouldn’t let a black female win the baking contest in BBC’s Great British Bake Off.) There were also no tips from Chancellor George Osborne on how to bake a cake.

Tess and Claude pop on with a muffin and full bake get up on Claudia. After pretending to eat the cupcake with no bite made and a recap of the backstage goss (which hasn’t been shown this properly for nine weeks!) the results are revealed.

The first couple saved into next week, in no particular order is Natalie and Artem. Also going through is Ashley and Ola and Susanna and Kevin. The first couple facing the dance off is Mark and Iveta.

Il Divo

*Unspecified song by BBC and Media*

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Opening with a string Orchestra the suited quartet of dapper chaps belted a powerful emphasis of classical sound upon Strictly. It was a first class performance as is often the case of Il Divo and their outstanding falsettos.

Len’s Lens

Down the lens we go. Mark was under scrutiny as Len give a masterclass of standing sway for extra tips.  Darcey commented on Ben and Kristina. We saw Ben in slow motion flexing his muscles once again. That’s his only selling point, like, ever. “Like someone having a draw string in his back” Craig said of Ashley dancing. Darcey spoke again as Bruno pulled faces. Bruno’s 10 mark handed to Natalie was discussed.” We want the dancing to be spectacular and I will NOT give a ten until absolutely perfect.” Craig responds as Len nods in agreement as the contest gets serious.

The votes are back in as we discover who else is joining week 10. Going through is Patrick and Anya and Abbey and Aljaz. The second couple dancing again is Ben and Kristina, leaving Sophie and Brendan to sail through to the next week.

“I think I’ve been on borrowed time” Ben adds after receiving some tips from Bruno for the danceoff.

The dance off

Mark and Iveta

Foxtrot

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Still a little slow but now making full use of the floor in a good use of steps and sway.

Ben and Kristina

Charleston

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Ben’s muscles and weight flexing become the selling point again. Smiley Ben’s steps are rather kak-handed despite effort, has no rhythm.

The Judges Vote

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It’s a tense vote of equal tension.

Craig begins – Both made mistakes but I’d like to save Ben and Kristina.

Darcey – Couple I would like to save based on tonight’s performance is Mark and Iveta.

Bruno – Both endearing. Mistakes very obvious so I have to save Mark and Iveta.

Len – Did both go wrong, one small mistake, other two blatant. On this performance I have to save Mark and Iveta.

Been a great experience. Don’t get to dress like this everyday. Kristina’s been great.

Make me so proud. Had most rewarding time as Rihanoff wells up.

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Pants. Ben poses in white briefs for fans.

We’ve got nothing against Big Ben, but the media hypocrisy from the BBC with the levels of over-sexualisation branding people, especially the gay community, something he says he works in, as dirty and objectified as leering predators as his only selling point is not supportive to his cause. It leaves many to be ‘left out’ or misrepresented and the only gay community work Ben has done is posed for a calendar and be ‘gay friendly’ supporting equal rights. This is fine, but do not pledge you do so much when you do minimal and only strip off then say a couple of words. This is the unheard voices of the gay community to which we have strong links, as with many other community sources. His skills at dancing were often over-hyped and caused daft comments. If Ben ever wants a chat, our door is open. Of course, mainstream media will pounce in the only way they know how which adds nothing to your causes. Ben wants to participate in next year’s gay games. No doubt there will be a 2014 calendar, too. For now, that is all.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013, Week 9

Strictly Come Dancing 2013, Week  9

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Week 9 of the comeptition begins with the final looming nearer. Time to get stronger and better. No place for error without reprimand now.

Beginning the evening is,

Susanna and Kevin

Cha Cha

Hound Dog – Smokey Joe’s Cafe

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Susanna gave a good performance with leggy moments and a little sass, but is it enough for anyone to go out of their way to save her. It seems as though Reid is reaching her peak as she consistently enters a score of 7s -8s every week now from early stages of dazzling performance. Needs more gusto. Give a bit of oomph, style and swift sass. Decent but standard.

The Judges are back to give their comments with Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli with our professional score in brackets.

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Len – We’re getting down to the nitty gritty. Standard is high. Things overlooked in past, we’ll be picking up on. That’s what I’m looking for. Liked timing, mix of steps. Problem was leg action. Acceptable, gotta be much crisper.

Bruno – Your performances fly off the shelf like mince pies at Christmas. Wasn’t as pronounced as it could have been. Really get these hips going.

Craig – Really liked vampy beginning. Did not pop, sing, need to think about hyper extending your body. Little bit mumsy, darling.

Darcey – Just that technique. Difficult dance, just wasn’t yours tonight.

Wow SCD starting to be as professional as us? Shock. Susanna was decent but too safe.

7, 8, 8, 8 (7)

Ashley and Ola

Waltz

I will always love you

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Ashley and No-la

Strong start with romance in sway. Bit too daft staring as moving into eyes by Ashley over animated. Neck and face too stiff and focus on westerly air point. Decent music kick in spin, with good spin of Ola. Feet placed well. Arm average on spin, bit higher, maybe. Ends romatically well.

Bruno – You glided through it with incredible poise. Elegant.

Craig – Coped well with cross braising. Expressions very good. Your head driving me abso mad. Inclining to the right. Got to sort that out.

Darcey – So slick. You glided effortlessly. Craig’s right, when you tense up on turn, you do little tilt. Just relax.

Len – Like your initials, Attention To Detail. I thought you did a terrific dance. Head things little thing you gotta work on a tad.

8, 9, 9, 9 (7)

Natalie and Artem

Tango

Where Have You Been – Rihanna

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Good setting scene. Bit long getting into hold. Kept momentum of dance tension. Consistent attack in head turns. Keeping up with Artem well. Strong style and charisma. Sharp focus. Musicality could have been little better for contemporary Tango. Still very workable. Great leg through end.

Craig – Going to be really picky. Left hand facing up. Missed drama.

Darcey – Over exaggerate and push away further in top line. Only thing, would be perfection.

Len – You look like my favourite quality street. Lowered your head a little bit. Fabulous, well done.

Bruno – You set off like the Tango express. Fabulous!

9, 9, 9, 10 (9)

Mark and Iveta

Foxtrot

It’s a Beautiful Day – Michael Buble

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Good elegant start and style. Bit timid on spot. Needs more movement. Slowly walking back and forth. Good dip of Iveta bit lacking punch. Good pirouette from Iveta. Graceful pink flamingo with Mark a joy, but just very tame.

Dracey – Charming. Top line has improved. Would have liked to see more flow and travel.

Len – You’ve been trained but never tamed. Cheeky moments I like. Like a Dalek. You moved but no swing. Always fun to watch.

Bruno – Rise and shine. Bringing sun on Strictly. Kind of stopped a little bit in hold. Jolly and pleasant.

Craig – Missing -flow, movement, swing, sway. Too much side by side.

6, 8, 7, 7 (6)

Sophie and Brendan

Rumba

Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse

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Watch out, Brendan doing a Rumba. Now he wants romance? He’s famed for Raunchy Rumbas, and sneaky lifts…

Shiver wen touched by stalking Brendan from behind. Cringeworthy Brendan whisks into hold spin around with tame and slow steps forward. Sophie spins into Brendan on spot again. Again outward and back. Legs off ground on toe spin technically a lift despite effort. Sophe spins around side to side again and again and again. Plain, empty and weak.

Len – tircky dance. Lacked little bit of flair.

Bruno – Totally agree. So pretty. I like my Rumba a bit raunchier.

Brendan – People think Rumba is about sex… It’s about a beautiful story.

Craig – Did like double spin. Found it a bit cold. Odd moments when you smile come away. In and Out.

Brendan moans as Sophie accepts critque.

Darcey – Missed sensuality. Looked a little shy.

Brendan moans again. I don’t want filthy, dirty Rumba’s master politician of Strictly Brendan adds. The man famed for making it raunchy to begin with.

7, 8, 8, 8 (6)

It was lacking with judges and yet overmarking succeeds.

It was a proper performance and that was a Rumba performance! Brendan do us all a favour and shut yer trap! Accept critique when it doesn’t work. Only reason you stay is because of your gracious celeb partners.

It’s “Big Ben time” Brucie utters once more. Ben is dressed in braces and already flexed his muscles at the start of the show for the gay and girls vote. Will the shame ever end?

Ben and Kristina

Charleston

No Diggity – Blackstreet

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Flexing muscles, Ben lifts weights as Kristina hops along and Ben robotically moves his arms with one step across to her. Lifts her weirdly. Horrid feet problems in steps. Lacking huge momentum and dull as dishwater. Almost drops Kristina on lift. Pushes Kristina along on splits floor after standing on spot. Moves muscles a bit more. Ends trampled on by Rihanoff.

The strongest man on earth! Has to be extremely sharp and tight. Could be little bit sharper. Guy of your size is wonderful what you do.

Craig – Wasn’t most electrifying. My heart bleeds for you darling. Lack any freedom of movement. This is what its about, quirkiness.

Darcey – Looked careful on you. Attack into those lifts was brilliant.

Len – Right on time. Swivel and lifts great. Needed bit more zuzz going on.

Tess – Come on Ben, show us your guns!

 

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(Poster boy Ben flexes as the caricature he is.)

6, 7, 7, 7 (5)

 

 

Abbey and Aljaz

Paso Doble

You Got The Love – Florence and The Machine

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Good start with Aljaz mirrored behind. Commanding role from Aljaz as Abbey supports well. Good dip down in corner. Strong, fast arm through followed by up point spin sharply. Circling Aljaz teasing with skirt waft. Good arm/elbow fight. Great contemporary Paso where sound of pin could be heard. Engaging, commanding but little stagnate in parts.

Craig – Thought your free arm was little loose. Little bit cutsey, loved the dance.

Darcey – Very difficult Paso. Would’ve liked stronger woman. Nice shapes. Wanted to see something different. More dramatic.

Len – On occasion you just lost a bit of control. Enjoyed dance., would like to see a little bit cleaner.

Bruno – Some things you did for a non dancer, really working incredibly hard. Cos of a few slips you put yourself down.

8, 8, 8, 8 (8)

 

Patrick and Anya

Viennese Waltz

A New Day Has Come – Celine Dion

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Windswept Anya quickly caught by Patrick in flurry of smooth, slow and tender spins. Very good connection. Leading Anya incredibly well. Great extend and pull into hold of Garnis by Patrick. Tidy feet. Stylistic poise in spin and dips of Anya. Taking strong attention to keeping feet on ground when pulled by Patrick. First class.

Darcey – I expect so much now. Pull it out next time please.

Len – Good movement, bad standing spins. Didn’t like ending thing. Ugly. Rushed. Not best but not worst.

Bruno – Shaming at end you crash landed. Such a shame. Messed up whole effect. wasn’t in dream anymore.

Craig – Never disappoint rhythmically. Unfortunately feet came off the floor and that became a lift, sadly.

Feet didn’t come off the floor as Anya is confused of. Ola and Iveta agree she had feet grounded.

8, 8, 8, 8 (9)

 

Danger Zone

Mark, Ben and Patrick

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Strictly Come Dancing, Week 8: Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancing, Week 8, Blackpool

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This week is the extravaganza build up that is Blackpool. Last year was Wembley, this year it’s back ‘upt north.’

Opening the floor with a loud pink and blue sass fest were the professionals and some young ballroom dancers to lift the mood of Strictly fun fest for its eighth week. With so much on the line who will raise their game and be booted off the tower? Get ready to catch the donkey ride home.

The BBC decided to spend much more of the taxpayers money on the celebrities being wheeled in on a platform and Sophie Ellis Bextor (among the other females) in a putrid green peacock costume. Was it really worth that much?

Out stroll our glam hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly to get the ball(room) rolling.

First up this week is…

Sophie and Brendan

Quickstep

The Lady Is A Tramp – Shirley Bassey

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The first thing we see is Sophie’s mum (again) wheeled out by the BBC for some tips on how to dance. Thanks for that unimportant tidbit.

Sophe begins stepping down the table to join Brendan in hold. Good start on the floor, carried by Brendan somewhat still. Little off time in middle of song. Stops slow for a moment in routine costing time. Runs around out of hold from Brendan only into arms of three human male props. Having multiple dancers to hide flaws is no level of success.

The judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussel, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli give their comments and scores, along with our professional mark in brackets.

Len – Full of intent. Hair wafting out. absolutely spot on.

Bruno – This lady definitely is not a tramp. You’re a tease. Full of character. Really, really nice. Check the top line.

Craig – I really loved the story. However, your top line thought you lost. Bit loose, jaggered. Storytelling absolutely phenomenal.

Darcey – You came alive. It was so beautiful.

7, 9, 9, 9 (6)

Brucie explains about the Shakespearian tragedy MacBeth. Funny, we send a Macbethian tweet of dialogue out two weeks ago. BBC are so clever aren’t they? As well as contradictory with their systematic levels of abuse. Anything spring to mind now then, now then?

Patrick and Anya

Samba

Copa Cabana – Barry Manilow

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Helped by two feather babes. Joins Anya quickly into strong hold. Shame of awkward malfunction slightly in hold from Garnis clothing with Patrick. Recovers quickly from Patrick. Leading well with Anya into spin around arm groove. Good rhythm. Strong presence on own as well as with Anya. Great show but a tad awks.

Dave Arch and his fabulous Orchestra were introduced for providing the excellent evening’s live sound.

Bruno – A blistering hot Samba. Captured the flavour so well. Variety of steps. Rhythm. Close to perfection except mess up and tiny incident. Stop me to give it the perfect score. One of the best male Samba dancers we ever had.

Craig – Think you are one of the best, just unfortunate it went horribly wrong. That could have been dazz-a-ling, darling.

Darcey – Extraordinary difficult dance. No gimmicks. Tiny, tiny fault. It was superb, well done.

Len – That’s not a Samba, it’s a Wamba! You just messed up one step. It was fantastic. You are a terrific dancer. Believe me.

8, 9, 9, 9 (8)

Tess – Go Coconuts!

It’s Big Ben time, Brucie informs. Smiley Ben is shown. Should he dance with his shirt off? Any ladies here? Bruce continues to pander the audience who predicatble reply with a slut fest with tongues hanging out letching. How sad of a common denominator are you?

Ben and Kristina

American Smooth

Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

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Ben’s preparation involved a game of Buckeroo and Twister. Saddle up, then.

Kristina was thrown forward by three males as Ben dances on spot to side movement only. One move Ben catches Kristina after the three other dancers lift her onto him. Ben carried by Kristina into arm flip around. Rihanoff runs into lift as Ben only stands and hoists up. Weak, lackluster and empty. As well as cheating with dancers there was no skill on offer here though Ben did however tick a couple of feet boxes in right place.

Craig – Big Ben is back. Very quick Viennese. Would’ve licked bit more out of hold. Vast improvement.

Darcey- Air and flow. What a tentative partner you are. Think about what your gonna do. Brilliant.

Len – Honestly, last week, I thought your Jive was fabulous.  When you’re out of hold gets bit too wimpy.

Bruno – Aw, Ben. Had such warmth. Most difficult part was a Viennese Waltz, which you did very well. Well done.

Of course, this week was the sympathy vote in the national press after Ben did the rounds stating he would dedicate this week to his late father and to ‘get the gays’ talking about wearing only his pants. Again. We don’t do any bull here. We are not here to tell biased accounts on sympathy. Everyone has a hard life. Cut the crap. Be a professional. If you impress on skill and merit, you will get the credit. But most media apart from us is too scared to be honest and professional, isn’t it?

8, 8,8, 8 (3)

Ashley and Ola

Paso Doble

You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

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Slow in hold standing there only behind Ola. Focus on Ola skirt wafting only. No prominence. Slow legs crossover looking empty. Stamp of feet up on floor a lift. Naughty naughty. Another foot lift afterwards. Empty and nothing eventful whatsoever. Cowboy with open shirt will secure votes. Contemporary calamity with Paso Bore-ble.

Darcey – Had strong lines. Just would have loved a little bit more drama.

Len – I thought you got stronger and stronger. Speed and the stillness. Whip it and wait.

Bruno – Lone ranger is back with a vengeance. Plenty of thrust. Never lost the focus. I disagree with them. Thought you were on it. Could not take my eyes off you.

Craig – Cowboy defending himself with a cape doesn’t really do it for me. Idea bit bizarre, am into bizarre and extraordinary, and that was extraordinary.

8, 9, 9, 9, (4)

Looks like Len has forgotten the cheeky lifts observation from two weeks ago. Say something nice on Blackpool week, aye?

Fiona and Anton

American Smooth

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

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After charismatic Anton stops shmoozing other female dancers, lifts Fiona into soft glide lift decently. Arms bit wayward. Kicks good. Clean lift flying skirt around by steps. Good partner work. Held own in end lift too, despite minor awkwardness. Fair, hard effort and elegant.

Len – Lifts, little bit economy. Had an air of style and class about it.

Bruno – VIP lounge! Elegant, very proper, dainty. When you change direction, you go ‘Ooh where’s my handbag?’ Anton is there. I thought you looked really good.

Craig – Liked to have seen bit smoother throughout. Last pivots, getting into last lift utter disaster as we all managed to witness. First class element – the soft shoe in the middle. Gorgeous.

Darcey – Lovely little details. Create nice lines. Only a couple of those things. Looks a little bit unfinished.

6, 7, 8, 8 (6)

Abbey and Aljaz

Quickstep

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves

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In hold feet sweet. Good turns and in hold head pivots with arms. Kept up with run along trot strongly. Good hops on spot let down a tad with leg extension bit low. Recovered with strong symmetry legs bicycle kicking with Aljaz. Ends well on deck chairs.

Bruno – Champagne for Abbey! Unbelievable

Craig – Lot of gaping throughout. Frame loose throughout. Let it go completely. In Charleston sections dancing with both arms. These are minor details, I absolutely loved it.

Darcey – It was beautiful. You travelled with control.

Len – If you were a stick of Blackpool rock, you’d have talent in the middle. Speed, clarity of movement. That was good.

7, 10, 10, 10 (8)

This, of course is the week, in which Strictly votes its performers up to keep them in the contest for its preferred final from executives behind the scenes. Which, also costs them public votes in response. People are not that thick. It will also hurt Abbey as a dancer when further along.

Mark and Iveta

Jive

You Can’t Stop the Beat  – Hairspray

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Fast bouncy number gets mood going. Mark in hold with Iveta well for start. Hands and character keeping stead well. Fun shimmy’s along with style. Bit stalling though. Gets crowd clapping along well. Good walk around with Iveta. Spins of Iveta toward Mark good but not fully done by Benton.

Craig – little bit flat footed and stompy. Looked like you had flippers on end of your legs. Really looking for bit more technique. Loved Hairspray sector. Brilliant.

Darcey – Show stopping performance. Tried really hard. So much content.

Len – It was fun. Joy in performance. Big. Brash. Noisy and fabulous to watch.

Bruno – What you gave us is a fantastic ride. Feel good factor through the roof. Kicks and flicks could’ve been sharper.

5, 8, 8, 8 (7)

Susanna and Kevin

Paso Doble

Los Toreadors – From musical Carmen

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Foot stomping of matador Kevin slowly guides bullish Susanna to the floor into hold as the action begins. Strong start with spins and character. Bit timid in middle side to side with Kevin. Wafts skirt bit too much. Ends strong on arm swift interlocks before covered by huge red cape. Very strong skill but lacking a tough fire to get top marks.

Darcey – I loved it. You ate up the dance floor. The drama, the dynamics.

Len – Full of tasty morsels all the way through.

Bruno – Isssss Car-men! It was just… FAN-TAS-TIC!

Craig – Absolutely Fab-u-lous!

9, 10, 10, 10 (8)

BBC anchor Susanna said “I’m not a ten person.” You are in Blackpool, dear.

Natalie and Artem

Charleston

Bang Bang – will.i.am

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Natalie’s blackouts were explained after last week’s dramatic turn of events saw Natalie gain a bye for the week.

Gaining secret access, Artem struts up to podium sweetie Natalie. Working the funky footwork on the floor together with strong kick around head legs of Artem from Nat. Into hold well, but little stalling. Clearly week has affected confidence a little. Roll through from over shoulder of Artem very clean and tidy with consistent end.

Len – Spectacular.

Bruno – Your party could go on forever.

Craig – Loved modern twist. sen-sa-tion-al.

Darcey – Always beautiful details. Added something new, character and personality. Joy to watch.

9, 10, 10, 10

Ever predictable considering the over-marking but if this is the theme for a Blackpool/Wembley arena show, then what is the point? Keep it simple or just don’t bother as it dips into how your seen by others as a good show or not.

 

Danger zone

Who could face the bottom of the pack this week?

Fiona, Mark and Patrick

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013, Results, Week 6

SCD Week 6 Results

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The ever glam Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the results to reveal which dance couples will leave the show this week.

Revealed in “no particular order” the first couple safe is Patrick and Anya. Joining them to next week is Sophie and Brendan, Fiona and Anton, Ben and Kristina.

The first couple to fall into the dreaded dance off is Abbey and Aljaz.

Madness

La Luna

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The dark and stylish Camden crew were called upon to give a spooky indie themed performance. As usual, it was a classic show from Suggs and the band to add to the professional dancers’ wacky Beetlejuice monochrome dwindling tunnel.

Len’s Lens

It’s time once more to peer down the all-seeing lens of Len, capturing all the unseen, juicy extras. Craig made it up the stairs this week with a sparkly crutch. Instantly shown was Ben Cohen’s naked chest body with the crowd screaming like a slut fest orgy.

Len commented on the lift abuses in Sophie and Brendan’s routine. Womaniser Brendan was shown trying to pounce on Darcey with his claw as she recoiled in horror telling him he had no chance.  Darcey and Bruno were shown with their congratulations of awarding the first ten to Natalie and Artem. (As did False Fabs.) Craig added she “wobbled” a bit which knocked her getting a ten. We agree with Craig, certain critique must be adhered to, but in this case her effortless rendition was deserving compared to the rest of the failing pack. Rachel was under the microscope with Craig who felt she earned her seven.

The results are back now as we find out who else has made it through to next week. Going through is Susanna and Kevin, Mark and Iveta, Natalie and Artem and Ashley and Ola.

The final couple facing the dance off is Rachel and Pasha leaving Dave and Karen to stride through to the lucky week number seven.

The dance off

Abbey and Aljaz

Rumba

Stay – Shakespeare’s Sister

It was clearly another near fautless performance from Abbey. The majority of the steps were touched and in a structured level as the previous evening.

Rachel and Pasha

American Smooth

I Put a Spell on You by Screamin’ – Jay Hawkins

Rachel gave a similar and good performance, with improvement from the evening, but cannot rely on this to carry her through on the final crucial vote off.

Judges Vote

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Craig – I would like to save Abbey and Aljaz.

Darcey – Both couples performed even better tonight. Couple I have to save is Abbey and Aljaz.

Bruno – Very difficult. I would like for Abbey and Aljaz to stay.

Len – Agreed. I would have saved Abbey and Aljaz.

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Times Up!

Talking of her time Rachel said “I haven’t cried until now. Really enjoyed tonight. Abbey’s just gorgeous. No shame in going out to her.” She also thanks Strictly for her experience. Pasha said “it was amazing to work with you. It’s been an absolute pleasure Riley responded to dance pro Pasha. Riley clocks off from the competition with praise from her fellow Strictly ‘family’ friends.

Reflection

On reflection we gave Abbey a 7 and Rachel a 6 which means that the pair of them were fairly equal performances on the night. But none of them were overly fascination or capturing audience imagination which has cost them votes in light of elderly grannies voting for Fiona, Gays and Women shameless voting for Ben, the comedy act Dave garnering fun votes ‘for a laugh’ and Sophie gaining the housewives sympathy votes of their ‘fantasy daughter.’ These are the problems that cost Strictly its reputation in terms of audience because it paves the way for such stupidity, most recent with Dave and Cohen. It’s time for the audience to start voting carefully on the dances and the competition instead of an ‘XFactor’ favouritism that Strictly is meant to avoid for fans.

Strictly Bingo!

Into Week 6 and our Bingo card is shaping up nicely. Come on Strictly, we need them all! Get a move on. Ben will be gone soon, so give us the shirt.

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Strictly Come Dancing, Week 6

SCD 2013, Week 6, Halloween

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Week six of the Strictly sequined extravaganza begins. This week we descend into the deadly ‘Horrorwood’ where the ghoulish and the gor-g-hous find their rhythm. This is week six and the stakes are higher than ever. No time for complacency, the contest is starting to seriously begin.

The glitzy hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, are joined by the spooky judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, along with our professionally realistic and somewhat shocking score in brackets below with the performances. Also joining is the exceptional live orchestra, headed by maestro Dave Arch.

The ever annoying sh*t stain that is Louis Smith was booked in the audience by the pathetic BBC after failing to listen to public opinion. Will the ghost of Jimmy Savile appear tonight?

Patrick and Anya

Quickstep

Man With the Hex – Atomic Fireballs

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Comedy face. Into hold non eventful. Nothing movement to influence others watching. Good kicks. Capable around floor. Feels empty. Anya zombiefied and limp in story, saved by Patrick. Finally giving some funky footwork with strong oomph. Lacking star punch.

Len – Lack of body contact. Liked the speed.

Bruno – The magic spell you concocted had all the right ingredients. More content in that then you’ve ever had. Frame bit loose. Maintain the frame.

Craig – I can only but agree. Energy was phenomenal. Loved theatricality. Full of character. Timing, as always, exceptional.

Darcey – Anya, you’ve worked with Patrick’s strengths. That was fast. Well done.

8,9,9,8 (6)

Fiona and Anton

Charleston

Jeepers Creepers – Al Donahue

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Enacting a rigormortis scarecrow into hold Fiona found the floor with a good but timid pace. Somewhat distilled in pace but decent with leg flying lifts spinning around. Anton steps over Fiona through legs followed with a run around a leapfrog atop back. Was fun but very limp overall. Not strong enough in character and belief to just go for it.

BT– Like Halloween at Doris Day’s house. Lacked kind of fire Charleston had. Be aware of timing. When you go out of sync with Anton it really shows.

CRH – Too light and well behaved. Timing, as Bruno said was out. But, on the good side you do have a fantastic amount of swivel.

Bruce asks comments from Dave next.

DB – Darcey.

BF – It says Dave!

Bruno quips in – She looks particular butch today.

Seemingly knocked, Darcey solemnly responds – For me what you do brilliantly is you tell a story. Nice and cheeky but you are out of time. Still on your way up.

Just a minute, George.

LG – I don’t agree with these people. I thought it was a proper Charleston. I think I’m right. Well done.

6, 7, 8, 7 (6)

Get ready ladies its Big Ben time.

Ben smiles and waves.

Ben and Kristina

Paso Doble

Supermassive Black Hole – Muse

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Timid steps from full bodily exposed Ben. Wafts cap around to hide inaccuracy. Kristina pulls Ben across floor in laughable exchange. Kristina twirls around Ben on the spot. Ben moves around with Kristina on the floor. Very slow. On the spot dancing with no impact or skill. Boring and only body show off to win votes. Lame.

CRH – Got to admit I was slightly distracted. Little bit blocky and without shape.

DB – The attack, dance content much more. If you’re gonna show it off, use it. Gave me great lasting image, thank you very much.

LG – Looking at you we’ve got so much in common. Was looking for fireworks, there was none. It was an Explosion! Could have more finesse.

BT – Now were starting to guess it. With all that muscle you can outdo the Minotaur.

Ben asks to be shown and jumps up to stand behind Bruno in the man behind ass in anal position to please gay fans as well as women for votes based on lacklustre dancing. BBC continues to be full of smut. Many ‘real’ gay people in the community are upset with such tacky representation as a dirty perv lusting over any body.

7,8,9,8 (3)

Sophie and Brendan

Jive

Maneater – Hall and Oates

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Marauding down the stairs come both into a spin of no real impact. On floor Bextor footing and momentum lost. Minimal action and leggy walking again while titled over Brendan’s head with a cartwheel once more which is a LIFT. Brendan loves to always break the rules. It can’t compensate for a terrible dance with no skill.

DB – Jive is high, fast energy with sharp kicks. Knees all way through are bent. Didn’t get into any sharp kicks. Let me down.

Len – Come out with more confidence and impact. So much more that could come out. Get out and attack it.

BT – Bit heavy and leggy. Wonderful sense of style. Require much more precision. Timing wasn’t always as good as usually is.

Brendan answers back once again.

6, 7, 8, 7 (2)

Natalie and Artem

Viennese Waltz

Devil in Me – Natalie Duncan

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Rising from the center among the mist, graceful undead Natalie glides perfectly with Vamp Artem. Excellent arm extensions. Great in hold tender and smooth effervescence. Composed, effortless, excellent footwork and armographies.

LG – Let me say that was lovely. Challenge of Viennese Waltz is to stay in hold. Feeling of an American Smooth. It was lovely.

BT – “This was magic!”

CRH – You make me sick, darling. Fab-u-lous!

DB – Expect so much from you. You never disappoint. A dream.

9, 10, 9, 10 (10)

Mark and Iveta

Paso Doble

I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper – Sarah Brightman

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Spaceman Mark descends from space to emerge from his capsule to seduce alien Iveta. In hold strong frontal focus. Working Iveta well in hold. Somewhat resigned however with Iveta circling around him. Very wait for Iveta to come to me and not in a leadership way. Great performance with strong beam up to Babylon 5.

BT – Its Astro Dave! Fun but not quite right content. I loved it but not really a Paso.

CRH -Little bit heavy, stompy. Isolation good. Rhythm fantastic.

DB – Entertainment, conviction, attack all there. Curve elbows.

LG – Houston we got a problem. Long on performance, short on technique.

BF – Is that it?

LG – Been told to be quick.

6, 6, 7, 6 (4)

Rachel and Pasha

American Smooth

I Put a Spell on You by Screamin’ – Jay Hawkins

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As a portrait coming to life through the Strictly cobwebs Pasha guides his partner out. She could have done it herself. In hold spin around by Pasha just happy to be there. Too meek and left and right with arms and movement. Fair lifts add to feeling of dance. Trying hard but still not pushing that hidden thing inside enough to really dazzle. Too timid. Find the killer instinct.

CRH – Welcome back darling in the competition.

DB – Difference from last week. Loved it. Transformation in your top line. Point feet in lifts.

LG – You’re best dance tonight.

BT – Zombie bride has found her mojo.

7, 7, 8, 8 (6)

Ashley and Ola

Tango

Beautiful Monster – Neyo

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Creepy Ola catches up with prowling Ashley mirroring sharp arm movements. Into hold very slow move around looking lost for a second. Recovers with spin around but checking place to travel to next. Trying hard sharp flicks too awkwardly. Very rushed and tentative. Good spin glide around of Ola held by Taylor hands. Decent effort, but missing some key elements.

DB –I’m really attracted to the evil Ashley. Staccato. Very nice all way through.

LG – Detail is missing. Just the small things. Get top better. Polish it up.

BT – Nightstalker takes his prey. Had menacing power to it. Now, you have to go to next stage. Polish technique.

CRH – Aggressive, dark, mysterious I really loved it, Sort, your, head out!

8, 9, 8, 8 (8)

Abbey and Aljaz

Rumba

Stay – Shakespeare’s Sister

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Curtain drape train broken from Abbey into Aljaz’s arms slow and tender adding to strength of dance. Little too slow to next part of routine, however. Good feet pointed down to floor on Aljaz drag. Lifted legs too high pertaining a lift. Bit too dependent on Aljaz.

For only seven weeks training you are amazing

BT – Abbey, you’re here to stay.

CRH – One word, Im-pressive.

DB – Just watch smooth transitions between each move. Chemistry, brilliant.

8, 8, 9, 9 (7)

Dave and Karen

Jive

Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Picket

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Karen in the Batmobile starts being chased by Dave behind her just walking and then standing behind her. Dave sways around following Karen around the room. In hold dances on spot with nothing of interest. Extends limp arm on occasion. Fun filled joker may soon be flying off. Terrible tragedy.

BT – Listen, it was a soft show shuffle of mashed potatoes. Jive was non-existent. I have to be truthful.

CRH – Little bit like the weather. Cloudy, grey and dismal,

DB – I know you tried really hard. Get on balls of feet.

LG – Like a Cumberland sausage chasing the mustard.

4, 5, 6, 4 (1)

Susanna and Kevin

Charleston

Bad Moon Rising by Creedance Clearwater Revival

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After waking from the movies, making it to the floor footwork and lindy hops kept well to tone of dance. Good lift by Kevin. Strange lift of Susanna’s full frontal lady area on spin around kicks very perverse for the BBC. Average work following on floor. Nothing great, nothing bad. Ends on lift.

CRH – What I love about you is you take full advantage of freedom of expression. Really, really enjoyed it.

DB – Sweet, fun cheeky. Like a little bit more crispness in the moves.

LG – Good technique. Plenty of treats.

BT – Have you got him house trained? Totally charmed. You give so much joy to everything you do. Sidekicks absolutely wonderful.

8, 8, 9, 9 (8)

Danger zone

Rachel, Dave and Fiona

Results to follow…

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Strictly Come Dancing Results: Week 5

SCD Results: Week 5

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Tonight’s results are revealed from Tess and Claude. Tess tells us the first couple going through to next week in no particular order is – Fiona and Anton. Following them through to week six are – Susanna and Kevin, Natalie and Artem, Mark and Iveta, Rachel and Pasha.

The first couple to grace the bottom two for the dance off is – Deborah and Robin.

Earth, Wind and Fire

Medley

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Get ya groove on tonight! Disco, Motown and R’n’B Legends Earth wind and Fire were literally on it. Professional, groovy, fun and talented, this is how music was, is and remains at its strongest. It was yet another excellent performance from the funksters with a Boogie Wonderland follow through on a jam packed Medley.Pitch and picture perfect. Sheer legendary talent, not even rusty.

Len’s Lens

It’s time once more to peer down the all-seeing lens of Len, capturing all the unseen, juicy extras. Craig was unable to scale the stairs and was live via downstairs video screen. Up for discussion this week in fuller detail was Anton being patted down with flannel from Fiona in routine. Ashley’s leapfrog flip with styled bouffant working of Bert was gazed upon. Artem nailed by fictional man beater Natalie was shown were Art was smashed in the nose which injured him. Patrick and Dave were also peered into further. Aljaz serves Craig a cocktail at the judges desk. Was it a Peña colada? Len fishing out a booger failed to be shown.

The results return to reveal the next couple through which is – Sophie and Brendan. Also joining is Ashley and Ola, Abbey and Aljaz, Dave and Karen.

The couple comprising the other half of the dance off is Patrick and Anya. Ben and Kristina sail through to the next week.

The dance off

 

Deborah and Robin

Viennese Waltz

It’s a Man’s World – James Brown

The table just took too much time away from any impact the dance could have. It was a pointless addition. Minimal steps from Deb, though competent. Contemporary Viennese Waltz in a Tango setting wasn’t beneficial. Let that be a lesson to all prop users.

Patrick and Anya

Salsa

Wings – Little Mix

Strong sense of character and style despite lacking areas with hand injury. Showing good interest in partner more. Very good synchronicity.

The Judges Vote

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Craig – I would like to save couple i thought did best dancing in dance off tonight. Patrick and Anya.

Darcey – Wish both couples weren’t even here. I would like to save Patrick and Anya.

Bruno – Both did a great job. One of you had edge for me. Patrick and Anya.

Len – I would have agreed. Deborah you did much better in that dance off.

Deborah – Strictly gave me a gift but biggest gift is this guy. (To Robin) He’s the best.

Teary Robin struggles with the words and hugs Deb instead.

Deborah said she enjoyed the Quickstep most and was happy with the Strictly experience given to her.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Week 5

Strictly Come Dancing, Week 5

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Week five of the Strictly dance fest continues on with the glammed up judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, along with our professional score in brackets below with the performances. Also joining are the sophisticated hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, with the exceptional live orchestra, headed by maestro Dave Arch.

Judge Craig has recently had his prolonged hip operation and was sat in a glitzed up orthopedic chair many felt resembled Darth Vader’s deathstar takeover and the Mastermind seat.

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Beginning the fifth week are…

Natalie and Artem

Samba

Bamboleo – Gypsy Kings

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Technical steps and routine looking effortless. Looks like female professional. Good but tone slightly simmered down. Needed a bit of pizazz for leading to the big finish. Very good entry for Week 5, but tad flat.

Len – Palpitating, perspiration  and fluctuating. Loved that choreography. Could have had tad more bounce overall. That was great.

Bruno – Hypnotic, exotic with a touch of the erotic. You extend your lines right to the limit, without missing a bit. I love seeing these things.

Craig – Hide your double bounce action. Elbows little bit too close to your body. Hips were fantastic. Timing brilliant. Nothing you can’t do darling.

Darcey – What a lovely opening performance. On kick, don’t let sporting leg bend.

8,9,9,9 (8)

Abbey and Aljaz

Foxtrot

Dear Darlin’ – Olly Murs

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Aljaz whisks Abbey into hold tenderly. Good begin from Abbey being commanded with smooth grace. Good twirl round. Compact arms with Aljaz extensions while joined in hold. Good spin and stop suddenly in tune with music and routine. Kept theme of dance perfectly.

Bruno – What a beauty. Really has feel of love letter to set to music. Chemistry between you two is literally tangible. You even attempted three underarm spins. You did it my darling, almost picture perfect.

Craig – Absolutely loved the story, continued through the dance. You need to extend your top line some more.

Darcey – You bring a wonderful understanding to the role. Get more stretch on your back leg. Then it would be all perfectly matched.

Len –You are consistent. This was no exception. Like a sea, an ocean, wave after wave of effortless movement around  the floor.

8,9,9,9 (8)

Dave and Karen

Salsa

Cuban Pete – Jim Carrey (OST to The Mask)

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In this one, Dave’s woman Karen was sporting a fruit salad on her head. It wasn’t Paloma Faith returning, yet. Shades of “WTF has she got on ‘er ‘ed?’ rang with viewers. Dave undertook some sloth yoga therapy to find his character in the dance.

A strong shake of Dave’s maracas gave good party feeling and a cool side to side sway motion on the floor. Next was a dreadful potter around with comedic apathy following into the routine onward. Minimal hand cross arounds. Fumbly and limp after from Funky Monkey Dave. Fun thrill presence there but needed something strong. Just like last week was a week 1 performance as Dave ‘begins’ to dance, this was a week 2 act. Dave needs to catch up and the comedy routine has shown its effect. Move it or lose it. Karen then chose to eat a banana as the judges gave comments. When are you going to dance?

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Fruit of the loom

Craig – Perhaps you should have considered remaining on the fruit trolley. When Conga music came in, I started to get excited then it sort of all curdled.

Darcey – The beginning, balancing on trolley, worried about falling on it. Out of sync all the way through. It lucky never a boring performance.

Len – Unique ability of never letting your left leg know what your right leg’s gonna do. The bottom line, it’s not top quality dancing. Its top quality fun and entertainment.

Bruno – Well I tell you what it is. Strictly Come Dancing presents, Crackers with Maracas 2. A falling off the trolley. I think you’re going for a record. I don’t think anyone has managed to be off time all the way through.

3,5,5,4 (4)

Deborah and Robin

Viennese Waltz

It’s A Man’s World – James Brown

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Does every routine have to involve office stationary ‘cos Deb’s is from Dragon’s Den? Sort it out BBC. The pair began pushing a table around. That doesn’t constitute dancing because they weren’t in hold. Loss of points is and should have been with judges, drastic here. Sorry, but this was just plain stupidity. Lot of time lost. Good when in hold with Robin. Holding firm in lone appeal. Good back dip down. Tight finish, out of nowhere.

Darcey – It was an interesting twist. Keep hold of top line. It’s only thing lets you down. Confidence is all back.

Len – Viennese Waltz is a romantic sort of a dance. In hold a touch of Mills and Boon. Beginning was more like meals on wheels. Improvement on last week.

Bruno – Romance went out of the window. It was a bitter divorce. Give me the table! Work on your posture Much more fluid.

Craig – Agree, topline absolute disaster tonight. But, really like you did Spanish paso centerpiece to that.

6,7,7,7 (5)

Patrick and Anya

Salsa

Wings – Little Mix

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Strong personification. Needs to come across as strong in a unique way to capture audience fuller in respect and launch as a competitor to other dance pairs. Burlesque start from Anya grabs choir boy Patrick into dance. Strong on spot rhythm. Good stand alone movement. Leading Anya well in synchronised motions. Decent twirls of Anya and maintain character in dance. Could have a tad more but still very good overall and battled through injury successfully.

Len – You should feel right at home, your wrist and Craig’s hip, it’s like Casualty. Wonderful job changing around giving Patrick a routine with one hand. Brilliant. Did a really good job under terrible circumstances.

Bruno – Bit like a switch going on and off tonight. Bit stiff. Felt slightly unfinished. Understand circumstances not in your favour. Slightly loose and unfinished, for me.

Craig – Have to agree. Should be a flow to it, you still could have got that with one arm, actually. You do naturally have fantastically good hips. Great rhythm.

Darcey – For me you directed Anya. Very impressive from all the chances gone through.

6,8,7,7 (7)

Fiona and Anton

Quickstep

If My Friends Could See Me Now – Shirley MacLaine (OST to Sweet Charity)

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After a welcome from her James Bond, and ours (Give it three months and we’ll tell you why) Sir Roge wished his Bond girl well in the competition.

A treat to tea and champers from Anton. No. Good in hold with Anton around. Good leg work with one in air. Begins hops. Bit too hoppy. At times Anton hopping her along. Kept competence. Very strong hop and connection together at end.

Bruno – Fiona finally putting on the glitz. Such flair, moved better, couple mistakes in the footwork. You covered it well. We didn’t notice covered it well

Craig – Well I certainly noticed in upstaged section in Charleston. Completely  awry. Flew round the room. Defiantly back in the room.

Darcey – Light on your feet. Keep that focus.

Len – More confidence, plus more focus plus content equals more points.

7,7,8,8 (7)

Rachel and Pasha

Paso Doble

Maneater – Nelly Furtado

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Sexy and sultry leg awkward. Shouldn’t have been give alone segment like that. Still needs protection. Too awkward tilts back. Limp tame of Pasha. Hair and make up really adds to dance and looks ghastly. Is it Halloween yet? Pasha turns Rachel around floor before end falling flat. Unnatural instinct to dancing. Simply has “not got it.” Terrible by some standards. Falling all over the place, unstable and trying way too hard spoiled the routine somewhat, despite effort.

Brucie cracks a joke. “Why didn’t you get him a ladder and a little bell?” to which Pasha was perplexed.

Craig – So much tension in that felt it was like a whole heap of trees being felled, really. Too stiff. Drama you set up the top, I didn’t find compelling. Because you don’t dance it well enough alone. Would have been better in hold. Balance issues. Littered with a little bit of dis-a’h’s-ter darling.

Darcey – I can see you’ve worked hard. It’s hard for a girl as a matador to have that convictions. Needed to be crisper and sharper. If you focus with your eyes it can all come together.

Len – I feel bad. I know that you’ve really worked hard. Unfortunately this wasn’t a dance that suits your personality. Just didn’t quite work.

Bruno – It’s hard being a maneater! I can do it. You had all the content there but it was the vegetarian version. Come here and FIGHT! Fight for your place on Strictly.

Pasha defianlty thinks it was good. This is a problem coming through. Pasha, it wasn’t great. You have

to understand that and this will help you both avoid the dance off. There seems to be too high an expectancy assuming partner can handle alone motions. Not yet so don’t give it to her freely and integrate with hold and release moments.

4,6,6,6 (4)

Mark and Iveta

Waltz

Apologize – One Republic

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After gaining some tips form Esther Ranthzen’s sister, presumably Mark found his inner grace. Square steps back, side, up and side were okay but confined to spot. Little too fast on turn nearly losing footing. Made moment very awkward with rest of routine. Decent recovery. Good overall.

Darcey -Your tenderness, your care – I liked it

Len – Easy on the eye. Lifted your shoulder. Lost posture a bit. Lovely naturalness.

Bruno – Always so effective because so deeply felt. Like a top politician, you put your spin and we believe it. Great performance.

Craig – So much better than that ghastly dance last week. Danced simply, effectively and with emotion.

7,7,7,7 (7)

Ashley and Ola

Jive

Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

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Ashley is up next, sporting the Billy Joel come Punk Rocker of bubblegum pop hairdo. He begins playing a guitar prop. Tentative steps and arms on floor with Ola. Leggy Ola flung over Ashley and nearly losing balance. Didn’t have such desired effect of more it aimed to achieve. Very slowed down. Followed by good leg around spin.  No air guitar? Boo! You tricked us for the Bingo daub. 😮

Len –Speed, energy plenty of guercha! (?)

Bruno – Was it Elvis or Shakin’ Stevens. You had foot on accelerator but kicks and flicks must be much sharper and cleaner.

Craig – Saw your recovering from your knee slide, that was a bit undainey wasn’t it? They’ve probably got that on camera somewhere for It Takes Two.

(Len seen fishing out a crusty one. Wonder if Len’s Lens will pick this up?)

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Len goes for a cheeky crusty one. (Sorry!)

Got to be aware you do have feet. They need pointing and working on.

Darcey – That wasn’t safe, wasn’t placed. It was brilliant. Loved energy. All way through you kept it up. Feet needed to point.

Tess – The weave. Lovin’ the weave.

Ashley – It’s Burt.

Looks like he needs an Ernie. 🙂

7,8,8,8 (7)

Susanna and Kevin

American Smooth

On The Sunny Side of the Street – Dorothy Fields

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The purple and yellow clothing on Kevin was very Fred Astaire. Susanna gave a very good start with strong charisma from the pair. Arms seemingly flighty, in a positive sense. Half-hearted ankle kicks. Effortless lift by Kevin. Strong power swirl around with beaming end.

Bruno – You really exude happiness. Uplifting. Fantastic to watch. Good lifts, great performance.

Craig – One word. Gor-ghus!

Darcey – Focus you give to dance is bang on. Have confidence in your man. Lovely.

Len – Smooth, suave and sophisticated.

 8,8,8,8 (8)

Ben and Kristina

Quickstep

The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There for You

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Brucie gave Ben a funny “Woo!” after explaining the crowd’s tacky responses to female (and male) delights of fancying Ben. It is his own trait on votes, though, isn’t it? We then saw a full on crotch shot of Ben. There are no words. *rolls eyes*

What is this?! Ben and Kristina sat around on a sofa watching TV and throwing popcorn in the air with no chemistry upon glancing each other in amazement to launch into a pillow fight. This is so worthy of a ten in the future. After their god-awful time waste the pair, goofed teeth, trotted back and forth awfully. Once in hold, jittery feet around the floor from Cohen. Awkward spins and facing forward. No connection with partner. One move only, side to side fast walking up to sofa again. Smiling block of boredom beefy “Big Ben” strikes again. Ding dong it wasn’t. Does this constitute as a Quickstep? Or shall we vote because we fancy a model in the shop window. How much? Woof woof.

Craig – I thought you were a little bit out of your comfort zone. Loved your face.

Darcey – I disagree. Wasn’t expecting you be so light on your feet. I need you to up the difficulty.

Len – I agree. Throughout the evening there’s been a lot of couples messing about.I do understand, you’ve gotta fill up the time, as a professional, how better than setting on a settee throwing popcorn at each over or wheeling a table about. I wanna see fuller routines from everyone.

Bruno – Carried on any longer I may have joined in and brought a pizza. We want the full monty darling. We want the full whack!

6,7,7,7 (4)

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Rihanoff’s reaction to “Full Monty.”

Sophie and Brendan

Cha Cha

PYT (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson

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After a long time wafting around the curtains, Sophie greeted the dancefloor. It was incredibly bland. Walk and smile only, spin around from Brendan and moving of legs side to side. Mannequin Sophie Ellis Waxtor losing footing slightly. Followed up by choosing to walk around the floor again, as previous. Lots of flash dance from Brendan. No steps, interested or thrill for sympathy vote Sophe. The BBC are ‘high’ on Sophie and will no doubt once again talk up the bias now.

Darcey – Knees little soft. So beautifully musical.

Len – Well for me it was competent. I don’t think you got into that dance at all. Staged. Little bit brittle. Didn’t feel it had that sort of tick, wasn’t raunchy. Didn’t have any interplay.

Brendan butts in – Oh, I had some interplay, don’t you worry about that…

LG – You may have done when you were rehearsing, I didn’t see it out here.

Bruno – I thought it was a bit of a saucy vixen sashay with style. Different approach. Stylish feel. I thought it was very nice.

Brendan – Shall we skip Craig?

Craig – Make sure you keep dancing when you’re walking. Spot when you’re turning, because you almost fell over. Thought it was rather good.

Tip for Brendan. Can you, for once, just shut it? It doesn’t make TV to be constantly and bitterly asinine, darling. Whining constantly won’t help you succeed.

7,8,7,8 (3)

After all have performed as Tess discusses the scores and who may grace the “danger zone.” A line from us. Thanks love. 🙂

So then, who is comprising the danger zone (from us) ?

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Deborah, Rachel and Patrick

Results to follow…

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